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. and diane dursis. the owner of the only mississippi abortion clinic which is fighting to keep its doors open after restrictive abortion law passed. thank you both for joining me. congresswoman speier, it's a big day. big anniversary. big strides have been made. let's put this graphic up again. five states only have one abortion clinic left. it's a protected right. what's going on in these states though? >> well, there's been a systemic effort by the anti-choice community to go into the states and get laws passed to restrict access to abortion. last year and the year before were the worst two years in terms of the more restrictions that were placed on abortion opportunities for women. 135 laws were passed in over 30 states restricting a woman's right to choose. >> now, diane, when we talk about mississippi, we see that a lot of states and governors are really leading the charge. let me show you how some of the governors around the country are talking about women's right to choose and bors rights. watch this. >> to be clear, my goal and the goal of many of those joining me here today is to mak
wallace 50 years ago. here's mississippi governor phil brian yesterday. >> we will not enforce any unconstitutional measure, edict, that's being issued by the president of the united states. we need to send a clear message to the federal government that we're not going to continue what we enforce what we believe to be unconstitutional laws. >> different issue, same words. states' rights. back in the 1950s and '60s, local police often stood by and refused to enforce new civil rights laws. now, some conservative sheriffs say they'll refuse to enforce new gun control laws from washington because they may consider them unconstitutional. today's conservatives aren't opposing the right of our children to go to school. but they are standing in the way of our children going to school safely. that's why president obama is proposing these strong, common sense solutions to gun violence. >> that most fundamental set of rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. fundamental rights that were denied to college stunts dents virginia tech and elementary school students in newtown and
at that, look at mississippi congressman steve palaso. he pushed for storm relief in his area after hurricane katrina and isaac. he voted no for sandy relief because quote, we have a financial disaster looming in the country that i believe personally in my heart is going to be greater than any natural disaster that has ever hit us. now, today the paper ripped into palazzo. his hometown paper. for his vote against sandy relief. quote, seldom has a single vote in congress appeared as cold-blooded and hard headed as the one cast by representative steven palazzo last week. that he would rather make a philosophical point rather than help put back together communities. as he himself once put it is both shameful and offensive. this is an example of this kind of tea party ideology that just seems that people are not as important as the ideology even when they didn't feel that way under different circumstances, jackie. >> again, like we talked about the divide in the republican party, we saw a lot of east coast -- the republicans whose districts were effected by that really get very upset ab
you look like the anti-choice proposals already in 2013. mississippi and virginia. strict new regulations are going to shut down abortion clinics. texas, arizona and wisconsin, legislators are pushing 20-week fetal pain abortion bans. and in wisconsin, taking a cue from virginia, they're going to introduce a forced ultrasound bill. they're moving forward, laura. >> absolutely. they're moving forward everywhere. you can go on and on. the heartbeat bill in ohio, some of these bills are getting more extreme. someone in michigan introduced a bill that was giving tax credit to fetuses. i think they're not slowing down at all, but it's really interesting that these anti-choice majorities were reelected, considering in some of these states, for instance, ohio, there was an exit poll that show that the majority of ohioans are pretty pro-choice. and they managed to reelect this in both chambers. it seems to me that it has to do with the way the districts were drawn up. >> when you look at the texas governor's rick perry's pledge just lags month, it showed where the gop's priorities lie
of mississippi claiming the president is anti-constitutional and vowing to pass a state law overriding the white house. rush limbaugh, accusing the president of using kids as human shields. but the lowest of the low was that video put out by the nra. dragging the president's children into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? and why is he skeptble about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are prikted by armed guards at their school? >> the nra really can't understand why the president's children received protection? the white house called that video repugnant and cowardly. the nra just doesn't understand how the tragedy at sandy hook changed america. today, on capital hill, the school superintendent moved people to tears as she talked about the terrible moments after the shooting. >> the true horror came as tharnts came running to their children. we began to realize we didn't have enough children. there were parents without children. >> parents without children. that's what we're talking about. and that's why the president took bold, decisive action
mississippi. he voted against the sandy bill, too. but just four moblts ago, palazzo was thrilled to receive federal aid after hurricane isaac. he said we cannot thank the governor's office and fema enough for their continued support. he even held a press conference to talk about the importance of federal aid. >> i was able to sit in on a financial services hearing and we were talking about the importance of a national flood insurance program. 20,000 communities across america live on or near water and that program was so important to provide stability to families. >> that hipocracy is great. but, wait, there's more. after hurricane katrina in 2005, he was lining up to ask for federal help. he even put his name right on the paper work. send us money so we can put families back together. send us money? oh, i see. you need those funds right away when it's going to help you and yours. but when the victims are in blue states who voted for president obama, well, then they're on their own. did you congressman think we give you any relief from your own hipacracy? nice try, but we got you. so now i
, with governor casey's election, it's an amendment that's voted down in the conservative state of mississippi. you've got republicans unwilling to stand up and say i'm for a hundred percent of background checks for all gun sales. even though that's what the american people desperately want. you have reince priebus saying we're going to change the way we count electoral votes. that looks evil. they don't need to change the message. they need to change the basic policy and direction of their party. and they just don't get it. and just as a loyal democrat, i'm glad michael isn't around. michael wouldn't stand for this. michael would be steering them in a very positive direction instead of this negivism. we can't win the general election to change the rules by changing the way electoral votes are counted, but only in the blue states. >> michael, do you think the way they are behaving now and the way they've laid out this plan under president chairman preibus, do you think they can win in the midterm election or in '16 if they stay the course the way they've laid it out now. >> i think it's diffic
police have traced illegal guns back to illinois, indiana, wisconsin, kentucky, mississippi, georgia, iowa, so it doesn matter that the local laws are strict. these guns are coming in from other places. 20% come from a single gun shop in illinois outside the city limits. 20%. >> that's right. chicashchicago does have tough laws. but people can just go out to the suburbs or go right to the next state. we do need national gun laws. that's part of the debate. we're not even close to yet. we talk abjust keeping guns out of the hands of the people who shouldn't have them. even gun owners agree that background checks make sense. i think it's cases like this, she's 41st,just this month alone. that grabs people enough that we can perhaps get some movement on this issue. >> thank you both for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> coming up. they call him a king. a dictator. a socialist. no, he's just more popular than they are. new numbers tonight may surprise you. >>> plus, senator mckowski is here live on the fight for women's rights. it's called paycheck fairness. and who will take on bill o
. republicans all over the country are, once again, pushing voter id laws. south carolina, alaska, mississippi, pennsylvania and west virginia all ready to take it up. but we must keep our eye on ground zero and the fight for voter rights. ohio. joining me now, ohio state representative, alicia reese, president elect of the ohio legislative black caucus. she helped get the voter intimidation billboards taken down. and she's taking on john houston, ohio's partisan republican, secretary of state who did everything he could to suppress voters. thank you for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend sharpton. thanks for having me in. as you know, this is nothing new. i grew up in the movement and marched with you several times all the way back to my days when we took on david duke. >> how are you planning on taking on houston and what are your plans? what's the strategy? >> well, the strategy is, number one, we have had some victories on policies. we've had eight lawsuits, we've won a majority of them. he tried to stop early voting on the biggest day of voting on the weekends. we won that fight.
in mississippi. they lost in colorado. they lost with todd akin. they lost with richard mourdock. they want to talk with a complete lack of compassion for women who have been victims of sexual violence. at this point the rape exceptions that we do have which insurance coverage under federal medical plans for abortion are so narrow, even lots of people who are victims of rape do not actually benefit under them. and they want to strip that away. it shows what absolute lack of compassion they have for the realities of women's lives. >> and angela, if you look at what's going on in the abortion bill in new mexico, it tries to define fetus not as a person but as evidence. state representative kathryn brown introduced a bill that would prosecute doctors who perform abortions for rape victims. they would be charged with a third degree felony for quote, tampering with evidence. >> well, what's beyond me, reverend, here in this situation is the fact that republicans want to protect the right to life in some instances and not in others. when you look at things like the death penalty and they don't fi
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